A CACHE of coins has been found by metal detectorists as part of a special event to raise money for worthy causes.
About 150 enthusiasts from the UK and abroad spent four days searching land at Rivers Hall Farm in Boxted.
They paid a fee to take part in the search and enjoyed a weekend which included entertainment and raffle.
Over the four days, the treasure hunters found a number of items among which were 11 gold coins including Roman coins, three Celtic staters, a Chinese coin and a Charles I rose shilling.
Other finds included two bronze age sword tips, musket balls and belt clips.
They also raised £5,000 which will be donated to another of the county's treasures, the Essex Community Foundation.